Live on WYSO

The title of Keigo Hirakawa's new album, And Then There Were Three refers to a composition Hirakawa wrote about his sons.  Hirakawa and his trio visited the WYSO studios ahead of the CD release party for a live set on Excursions.

Keigo Hirakawa Trio will celebrate the release of And Then There Were Three on Sunday, April 12th at Gilly's in downtown Dayton.

Sedona-based band, Decker made its way to Ohio in the midst of a 40 show tour for an acoustic set on Excursions ahead of a gig in Cincinnati.  The  band chatted with Niki Dakota about their newly self-released album, the tour, and more.

Decker will perform on Wednesday, April 8th at Cincinnati's MOTR Pub. 

The three organizations that make up the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance are collaborating on a presentation of Bizet's The Pearl Fishers.  Singers from Dayton Opera will be accompanied by music from the Dayton Philharmonic and dance from the Dayton Ballet.  Members of the cast and crew visited the WYSO studios to talk about the upcoming performance and share some musical previews on Excursions.

Dayton Performing Arts Alliance's presentation of The Pearl Fishers is onstage at the Schuster Center April 17th and 19th.

Combining members of The Noodle Factory and Negative Ghostrider, The Wretched Few have honed a sound all their own incorporating a classic Dayton funk sound.  The band visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope and talked to host Juliet Fromholt about forming their sound, upcoming gigs and more.

The Wretched Few will perform at Gilly's as part of Funk Fest on April 24th. 

Having previously visited the WYSO studios as Nine Mile Skid, Perry Rice and Mark Bittinger returned to Kaleidoscope with David Weeks, performing as Möbiustrip.  The band shared original music as well as their unique cover songs.  

Möbiustrip will perform on April 16th in Oxford, Ohio.

Nasty Bingo return to the WYSO studios for a live set on Excursions ahead of their Yellow Springs performance.  The band talked with Music Director Niki Dakota about the origin of their name, their recording project and more.

Nasty Bingo will performance at the Emporium in Yellow Springs on Friday, March 27th.

With a fresh lineup and a new album, The Thought of You Waiting on Me, The Pullouts are dividing their time between performing live and working on a forthcoming EP.  The band visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope and talked about writing, recording and more.

The Pullouts will perform on April 4th at the Courtyard Lounge in Englewood and May 29th at the Tumbleweed Connection in downtown Dayton.

Jennifer Taylor

Cherry Lee and the Hotrod Hounds return to the WYSO studios to share new songs on Kaleidoscope and talk about upcoming gigs, summer plans and more.

Cherry Lee and the Hotrod Hounds are perform at Peaches in Yellow Springs on Saturday, March 28th.

Having played together for years in a full band, Carol Roark and Mike Cowan now perform as a duo called Six Cents.  The multi-instrumentalists visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope and talked about songwriting, their latest album Shadow Monsters and more.

Six Cents will perform Saturday, March 21st at Taffy's in Eaton and Saturday, March 28th at Fox's Pizza in Enon.

Dayton Does Dayton is a two-day musical showcase that features Dayton-based artists performing their own original material as well as covers of their favorite local artists' work.  Each evening features full bands as well as a songwriters in the round session.  Solo performer Janet Ogg and full band Winchester Grey, visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Excursions and talked to Niki Dakota about the upcoming show.

Dayton Does Dayton is March 13th and 14th at Gilly's in downtown Dayton.

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